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Woman and pain in the abdomen

May 23rd 2014 at 10:22 PM

Pain in the abdomen like ... mathematical equation. This is because depending on the cause of the cause, change form and character. In any case, the special visit is mandatory as the symptom is not always harmless.

What are: abdominal pain is pain localized to the region of the stomach and to the genitals. This is one of the most common symptoms, which relates to the function of organs located in this area of the body. Depending on the cause of the cause, the pain in the abdomen has distinct characteristics and can occur alone or accompanied by other symptoms.
No need to worry: abdominal pain may be related to simple causes such as by overeating or physical stress. Often, pain in the abdomen are functional, ie due to impaired function of an organ, and occur periodically as 'come and go' for long periods.

We need to worry: when pain intensity is high or rising gradually, then there is a risk that the cause is serious. The symptom is particularly worrying if accompanied by other signs, such as fever, weight loss and anorexia.

Why it hurts my belly?

The most common causes of the symptom is:
Indigestion: when we eat a heavy meal or that we are not used, the stomach and intestine resulting in overloaded causing pain in the upper abdomen. In this case, abdominal pain accompanied by bloating, nausea and heartburn.

Physical stress: it is common to express pain in the abdomen after an intense workout. In fact, the pain associated muscles of the abdomen and abdominal muscle induced or other minor injuries.

Psychological factors: stress and intense pressure irritate nerves present in the stomach and intestine, causing muscle contraction and hence abdominal pain.

Gastroenteritis: due to viruses or bacteria cause inflammation in the stomach and intestine. As a result of this inflammation appears abdominal pain associated with diarrhea and fever.

Menstruation: pain during the period due to the increased production of prostaglandins, substances that cause uterine contractions. Manifesting lower abdomen and often reflects the waist, legs, back or stomach. If the pain does not go away with painkillers, probably associated with serious gynecological causes (ovarian cysts, endometriosis, etc).

Ovarian cysts: the mass present in the ovaries causing pain sensitivity creates lower abdomen.

Ovarian torsion: ovary rotates around its axis and is not supplied with blood from the vessels

Problems of the trumpets : and hydrosalpinx pyosalpinga, causing swelling and pain in the lower abdomen, or even an ectopic pregnancy in the fallopian tubes.

Gynecological infections: infections such as endometritis and chlamydia can cause pain in the lower abdomen due to inflammation present.

Endometriosis: the cells of the inner uterine-endometrial-, "migrate" from the uterus to other organs of the body, primarily those located in the abdomen. These cells respond to hormones every month period, which could result in abdominal pain that is often accompanied by pain during defecation or urination.

Fibroids: the case of small benign lumps in the uterus which in some cases may cause abdominal pain

Irritable bowel syndrome: syndrome known as irritable bowel syndrome, bowel hypersensitivity causes. The muscles contract more than usual, causing each other pain and discomfort in the abdomen.

Colic Bowel induced contractions in the intestine, thus manifesting abdominal pain associated with disturbance of defecation or not.

Biliary Colic: when the stone that exists in bile occludes (closes) the bile duct, causing distension (stretching) of the gallbladder. This creates pain in the right upper side of the abdomen, which often reflect back.

Renal Colic: through the mechanism of obstruction-distension, abdominal pain is caused by the reflection on the genitals. Often accompanied by dysuria.

Duodenal Ulcer: is a small wound in the duodenum, a portion of the gastrointestinal tract. The pain is intense, located high in the abdomen and can be aggravated or not with food.

Acute appendicitis: is an inflammation of the appendix - a portion of the colon-which requires immediate surgical treatment. The pain is atypical, that starts with mild tension in the stomach and then shifted lower right, where is intense and persistent. Often coexisting nausea and vomiting.

Herpes Zoster: There is a virus infection of herpes zoster and so is likely to create severe pain in the abdomen

Acute pancreatitis: the presence of gallstones or other mechanisms can irritate the pancreas, causing pain high in the abdomen and vomiting.

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